Superfast Leicestershire is a £33m project, led by Leicestershire County Council to increase superfast fibre broadband coverage across Leicestershire in partnership with BT.
As part of our BT contracts, the first cabinet that was upgraded through this project was in Cossington on 4 July 2014. We expect over 700 cabinets will be upgraded to fibre broadband as the programme progresses into phase 2.
Through both contracts, we expect that 85,000 premises will have access to fibre broadband speeds.
We are working in partnership with BT Openreach, Government, District and Borough Councils, economic bodies, and voluntary and charity organisations to achieve this.
Superfast Leicestershire Stakeholder Forum
Tuesday 19th July 2016 (Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Council Chamber, 6pm to 8pm ).
This event is an opportunity for community broadband groups, parish councils and local businesses to speak to the broadband team and find out more about the upcoming stages of the project.
The agenda will include:
- Update on Contract 1 Deployment
- Contract 2 (Superfast Extension Programme)
- Universal Service Commitment – Satellite Scheme
- Final 4% / Additional Potential Funding and New Technology
- Q&A Session
For more information on how to register, please visit: http://www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk/
We want your feedback
Leicestershire County Council and BT are inviting parish councils to share feedback on the Superfast Leicestershire project which is bringing fibre broadband access to 85,000 homes and businesses across the County. Your comments will help us understand what's most important to communities and if there are ways we can improve.
The Superfast Leicestershire team is committed to keeping people up-to-date with the rollout of superfast fibre broadband and recognises the important role parish councils have as community leaders.
You can complete the survey up until midnight on Sunday 2 October 2016.